We all have old bits and pieces lying around our homes that could actually be worth a bit of cash. More than likely you have old DVD’s, games, music CD’s, and other items that you no longer use. One item in particular that can earn us a nice bit of extra pocket change is our old laptops. Read on to find out why selling your used laptop can be a great idea.
It doesn’t matter what condition it’s in
You may be under the impression that if your old laptop isn’t working that it isn’t going to be worth something. This is simply untrue. Your waste can be another person’s treasure. This is especially true with unwanted or broken laptops. Computers are full of useful parts that can be used again. Even if your computer fails to work, it does not mean that the whole computer is broken. Often, it will just be one or two components that fail to work, and the rest of the laptop can be broken down and used again. So if you think your laptop is of no use to anyone then think again, it could well be worth some cash.
You’ll be recycling
Recycling your laptop is probably the best thing you can do. If you leave it in your home then it is just taking up unnecessary space. If you decide to throw it in the bin, then it’s just going to end up at a landfill site and contribute to all the rest of the waste this planet cannot afford to have. Recycle it, however, and you’ll be helping the environment. The best thing about recycling your laptop is that people will give you money for it. The parts will be used again saving the need for manufacturing new parts, and the environment will be benefitting from your efforts. So before you launch that laptop into the bin, consider recycling.
You won’t have to spend a penny
If you’ve got an old computer to get rid of then you may as well be making money off of it rather than spending it. Our computers and laptops can contain very sensitive pieces of information about our lives. Most of us think we can just wipe the hard drive and all of our data is gone for good. This is a misconception. In fact, the data can remain on our computers and can be retrieved with relatively little effort. You can get software that will properly wipe your laptop, but this doesn’t come for free. If you sell your laptop then the company you sell it to will wipe your data. You’ll be saving money on buying software and making money on your laptop. It’s a win-win situation.